Close by the colonial township of Thika is beautiful countryside dotted with traditional farmsteads , houses and rural community predominantly those members of the Kikuyu tribe . Strolling through this area was a real treat and had an authentic feel as we were invited to look at Joe’s farmstead which houses goats pigs, chickens and rabbits with some space dedicated for crops . A variety of truly wild animals live throughout this region including some large snake, a variety of birds, hippos and hyenas. The farmstead is enclosed and over a number of levels , we enjoyed roast plantain , got meat . There is something in eating with your hands and out of doors that seems to make some foods taste better . We were given a guided tour of the farm and area and heard stories of leopard and wild animals along with organic farming methods such as bio gas systems and fodder and fertilizer production. The Kikuyu being pastorals are particularly good at farming and its said give an experienced Kikuyu a Jembe (A Kenyan hoe), piece of land they can grow anything . If this is an experience you would like come and join us for a Hidden Kenyan adventure.
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FaunaMallard Black Guillemot Kittiwake Canadian Goose Swans Merganser Ducks Edible crab Little Grebe dolphin Oystercatcher Seal Wild Goats Porpoise Woodpecker Deer Osprey Heron Buzzard Oyster Chatcher Common Tern Canadian Geese Dragon Fly kingfisher Oyster Catcher Crow Damsel Fly Oyster Catchers Herring Gull Racoon dog Cormorant Raven jelly fish Red Fox Buzzards Merganser Star fish Swan Hooded Crow Hedgehog Jackdaw Dipper Robin Gulls Gannet Wagtail
FloraWestern Atlantic Oak Alder Common sorrel Scotts Pine tree Lilly pads Scotts Pine Trees Atlantic Oak and Australian Magnolia cotton grass Blaeberries Atlantic Oak Horse's Hoof Fungus Sycamore Sphagnum moss Scotts Pine Mountain soft rush Wood sorrel Horse's Hoof Fungi Rhododendron Myrtle Oak Hawthorn Copice Horseshoe Fungi Old Man's Bear Lichen Rowan Pine Harebell frosted Trees Blaeberry Elder Star Moss Marsh Willow Crack willow Bog Myrtle Ewe Australian Magnolia Beach Birch Kelp Birch Bark Bull rush Honeysuckle Nettles Forestry Plantations Silver Birch
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